The Chicago White Sox announced that they will wear replicas of their 1983 uniforms for Sunday home games in the 2013 season. Last season, the Sox honored their 1972 team by wearing their uniforms for Sunday home games. 2013 marks the 30th anniversary of the Sox team that won the American League West title, before losing to the Baltimore Orioles in the ALCS.
The 1983 uniforms featured the word “SOX” across the front of the jersey in white letters with a blue background and red trim. the players jersey number also appeared on the left pant leg. Caps feature the word ”SOX” in blue letters across the front of the cap with a white background and blue coloring on the backside. ”We’re honoring this team this year, and this merchandise has done very well,”said Brooks Boyer, the Sox’s senior vice president of sales and marketing.
Tony LaRussa managed in 1983 team and was voted American League manager of the year. Harold Baines, Carlton Fisk, Lamar Hoyt, and Floyd Bannister helped the 1983 White Sox reach their first postseason appearance since the 1959 World Series.